Monthly Archives: February 2012

Key Factors to Wireless Network Performance


Wireless network performance depends on many factors that do not play a role in today’s Ethernet and other wired networks: data rate, signal strength, propagation conditions and interference, to name the main ones. These factors interact in many ways, sometimes in a counterintuitive manner and that makes planning and operational performance management difficult, even with the management tools provided by the main wireless LAN vendors. Matters get even more complicated as users transition to more applications and services that contain more pictures and video: the increased bandwidth demands seem hard to meet, even when adding Access Points.

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